How Do IEPs and 504 Plans Work?

The steps required to secure academic accommodations for your child with attention deficit disorder (ADHD) or learning disabilities (LD) can be confusing—and intimidating. Follow these steps to establish an IEP or 504 Plan.

Your Child's Evaluation

A school-sponsored evaluation is conducted by a multidisciplinary team—including special-education teachers, the school psychologist, and other professionals. As part of the process, they'll want to meet with you to learn more about how your ADHD child functions in school. Team members will review your child's academic records, conduct a behavioral assessment, and observe her in the classroom.
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